Thursday, November 12, 2009

Answer to Medical Challenge.

The readers of EverythingHealth are so darn smart! Most of you knew that the swollen finger joint with the yellowish white material under the skin was gout. Gout is a disease with elevated levels of uric acid in the bloodstream. The crystals of urate are deposited in joint cartilage and cause painful attacks of acute arthritis. Any joint can be affected but the large toe is the most common. Approximately 75% of first attacks are in the large toe.

Gout occurs more often in men than in women. There are probably some genetic causes of gout as well as excessive alcohol use and untreated hypertension, hyperlipidemia and certain medications.

I have blogged before about the association of high fructose corn syrup and gout attacks. There is also evidence that Vitamin C supplements can prevent gout.


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